About Us

Help For Women is an organisation that provides shelter, rehabilitation and education for abandoned, abused, rejected, neglected and uneducated women. It is our desire to serve these women by providing resources to become healed and also offer them with Education in Vocational Training which we believe, will enable them to be self- sustainable women, in the quest of impacting their communities.

At Help for Women, we believe in the African proverb that states:  “when you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” The foundation and core values of this organization rests on Isaiah 61.  

                                 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach the good tidings to the poor; He sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;He has sent me to heal thto proclaim liberty to the    captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound”. 


The desired out-come for all women who walk into any of our programs are, to become emotionally and physically well, spiritually strong having obtained confidence, dignity, skills, education and the will-power to add to their society by being entrepreneurs or flourishing in an existing company. 

This vision is sustained by founder Sandra Koomen who once was a broken, uneducated and disappeared woman,  who had to provide for herself and her child without prospects. Sandra’s life is a testimony of the goodness of God. 

She lived undocumented in 4 countries before she moved to the Netherlands, after an encounter with God. Then her life started to stabilize. At age 29 Sandra started training as a hairstylist and opened her own hair salon after completion. Through faith and the helping hand of God, she became a strong woman with the passion to actively help women rise from difficult circumstances.

In 2012 she received the vision which now developed into the foundation “Help for Women”. In 2021 Paul van Eijden joined the board of Directors. In 2022 Alecia Daniels joined as Board Secretary. Together we believe and are willing to be God’s instruments in being a blessing to Ghanaian women. We all believe in the old age African Proverb that says:

When you educate a woman you educate a nation. 

Help for Women

Stichting Help for Women

Help for Women Association

IBAN bank account: NL05INGB0675565936


Registered with the KvK: 54496799
RSIN: 851328003
SBI-code: 94996

We applied for ANBI-status so your gifting is deductible from Dutch income tax.

We believe with the help of generous people we can impact the nation of Ghana.  Partner with us in building this facility to revive the lives and dreams of young women in Ghana. You can do so by clicking on our donation page and gift any amount towards changing these women's lives. 

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The work of this foundation is being pushed forward by generous donators like yourself. We invite you to partner with us in any way you can. See the various giving options below.